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good, better, best...

Better and best are derivatives of "GOOD."

An interesting way to think of "better" is as a combination of "GOOD + ER," and "best" as a combination of "GOOD + EST."

Good:  (For more info, check out the "GOOD" page.)

The sign for better comes out to the right a bit.

Notice that the sign for BEST makes a much bigger movement.  It actually dips down a bit for emphasis prior to moving "way up."  The more you exaggerate this sign, the more your are emphasizing how much better something is than the others. All material copyright 1996, 2006, American Sign Language University

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